Item# WLRECIP-51

Snow White Buttercream Frosting

Item No. WLRECIP-51
7 cups
Prep Time
20 min
Skill Level
Total Time
20 min

Love is in the air for this buttercream recipe! It’s a classic wedding cake frosting because of the pure white color you can achieve. This snow white frosting recipe is great for piping borders and creating beautiful buttercream flowers.



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  • 2/3 cup + 1/4 cup water, divided
  • 1/4 cup meringue powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cups (about 3 pounds) sifted powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar), divided
  • 1 1/4 cups solid vegetable shortening, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring


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  • Electric hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups



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  • Notes:

    • Measuring the powdered sugar carefully is important to achieve the right texture for this recipe. Each cup of powdered sugar should weigh about 4 ounces. If the powdered sugar is packed tightly into the measuring cup, the frosting may have a drier consistency.
    • The all shortening “buttercream” allows for the purest of white color which is the perfect base for any color. Butter can tint the frosting yellow, making it more difficult to match colors.
    • To store: Frosting should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks and can be frozen for up to 6 weeks. Bring back to room temperature and re-whip before using.
    • Frosted cakes can be stored at room temperature for two to three days.
    • To color: Use Icing Colors or food coloring to tint frosting to any color without disturbing the consistency of the frosting.

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